First Mondays welcomes CC alumni Peter Mortimer '96 and Josh Lowell '94, filmmakers who embrace and magnify the technical challenges of film by taking their craft into extreme terrain to create rock-climbing, mountaineering and outdoor adventure films.
inside Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. (map)
Producers of the REEL ROCK Film Tour that is screened annually at CC, they will share an illustrated account of their artistic conceptions, growth in to their profession via unconventional career paths, and the philosophy of their lives and work. Josh’s remarks in a recent interview with The Expeditioner online magazine, reveal some of the aspirations for the films : “We believe climbing is an amazing metaphor for life, and that any person watching it can relate to the stories. . . . Climbing has an inherent tension between success and failure. . . . If you succeed, you reach the summit, which has this incredible symbolism to it that any person can grasp. ” He describes their goals as filmmakers: “to entertain and inspire. We want people to laugh, cheer, sweat, think and walk out of the theater ready to tackle their own adventure, whether it’s a big climb, or any personal goal.” Illustrated with photographs and film segments, the presentation will offer a close and personal look at the visual artistry of REEL ROCK film that is achieved through mastery of technology that captures color and motion in space.
In the evening following the First Monday program, the REEL ROCK Film Tour 2013 will be screened free of charge for Colorado College students and employees. Both events are in Armstrong Theater in Armstrong Hall, with overflow in the Celeste Theater, Cornerstone Building.